Michael Conrad
and 1 contributors

NAME

X11::Xlib::Struct - Base class for X11 packed structures

DESCRIPTION

Base class for the various exposed C-structs of Xlib, which are represented as a blessed scalar-ref of the raw bytes of the struct. This makes them more efficient than fully inflating/deflating perl hashrefs for every Xlib call.

All attribute accessors are defined in XS.

ATTRIBUTES

display

This is a 'magic' attribute that can be attached to all structs (except for XEvent where it is a real attribute). Many times a struct will have

METHODS

new

  my $struct= X11::Xlib::....->new( %optional_fields );

The constructor sets all fields to their initial value (i.e. zero) and then applies the list of key/value pairs. Warns on un-known field names.

initialize

Set all struct fields to a sensible initial value (like zero)

pack

  $struct->pack( \%fields, $consume, $warn );

Pack field values into the bytes of the struct. Only %fields is required.

If $consume is true, then remove any key of %fields that was processed.

If $warn is true, then emit a warning if any un-recognized field was given.

apply

  $struct->apply( \%fields );
  $struct->apply( field => $val, ... );

Alias for pack(\%fields, 1, 1) . For each given field, update that member of the struct. Emits a warning if the hash contains unknown fields.

unpack

  my $hashref= $struct->unpack();

Extract all fields as Perl data.

bytes

Access the scalar holding the bytes of the struct.

AUTHOR

Olivier Thauvin, <nanardon@nanardon.zarb.org>

Michael Conrad, <mike@nrdvana.net>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2009-2010 by Olivier Thauvin

Copyright (C) 2017 by Michael Conrad

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.10.0 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.